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Advice on safeguarding children returning to the UK from Syria

The Department for Education and the Home Office have produced guidance on safeguarding British children who have travelled to Syria and are now retur...
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‘Run, Hide, Tell’ – new campaign advising children what to do during a terrorist incident

Police chiefs have urged children and young people caught up in terrorist attacks not to stay and take pictures or videos, but to ‘Run, Hide, Tell...
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Tackling bullying – guidance for schools

The Department for Education has published guidance to help schools take action to prevent and respond to bullying, as part of their overall behaviour...
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Mental health provision in schools and colleges

The Department for Education (DfE) has published research into mental health provision in schools and colleges. The research included a national surve...
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Rise in exam stress for children

The pressure of exams and the stress it causes children has been highlighted by Childline, who delivered over 3,000 counselling sessions on the subjec...
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Relationship between household income and education examined

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on family circumstances and education. They are seeking views on their preliminary examinatio...
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New ADCS president highlights high demand for welfare placements

The new president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Alison Michalska, used her inaugural speech to highlight how demand for we...
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Call for taxi driver database to prevent child sexual exploitation

A review of reports of child sexual exploitation in Buckinghamshire between 1998 and 2016 has resulted in a series of recommendations being made, incl...
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Exam results being prioritised over wellbeing

Over 80% of teachers believe that the focus on exams has become disproportionate to the wellbeing of pupils, according to the mental health charity Yo...